• Users will be able to reposition the subject, remove something in the background, and have finishing touches.
• It is important to note that Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur are examples of advanced tools that were earlier on introduced in Google Photos.
For quite some time, people have been required to have a good background in editing in order to achieve complex photo edits.
However, Google has introduced new features in Google Photos that will enable users to selectively edit specific parts of images with ease, even with little to no knowledge in editing.
“Over 1.7 billion pictures are edited in Google Photos every month and the rollout of these new advancements is inspired by the helpful suggestions made on the platform,” Google noted.
Dubbed Magic Editor, this new experimental editing experience aims to help users improve the overall composition of their photos by allowing them to reposition the subject of their shot to the best spot.
It is important to note that Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur are examples of advanced tools that were earlier on introduced in Google Photos which already help users edit their photos.
Leveraging on generative AI, the feature will offer suggestions customised to the edits such as subject, sky or background made on the specific photo.
Users will be able to reposition the subject, remove something in the background, have finishing touches, relocate and even adjust the scale of the subject to enhance the entire composition of the photo.
With the new editor’s layout, granular edits like brightness, contrast, saturation and warmth will become uncomplicated and discoverable by scrolling.
In addition, users will be capable of filling gaps after repositioning the subject, with the assistance of generative AI, for a more smoother and appealing image.
“Enhance and Colour pop are similar suggestions that will be added with time to achieve amazing results,” Google said.
Magic Editor will be made available, with select Pixel phones getting early access, within the course of the year.
“We look forward to receiving feedback so as to make necessary improvements to improve the editing experience,” Google added.
In addition, users will be able to adjust the light position and brightness of photos even after being captured through the app.
Portrait light will be launched with the incoming Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 where faces in portraits will be improved with lighting with the help of machine learning.
The addition of portrait light will be possible to even regular photos, thereby handing more power to users to enhance their pictures.